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IWPR holds regular trainings for students and journalists from across Central Asia, with their materials published in Russian and national languages on the analytical platform CABAR.asia and in English for international readers on iwpr.net . Articles by IWPR reporters cover current events andsignificant trends that affect the lives of people in the whole Central Asian region.

Private Schools of Bishkek: You Cannot Postpone Payment because of Coronavirus

Parents in some private educational institutions of Bishkek complain about the lack of significant exemptions in payment. (more…)

15.06.20
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Freedom of Media in Tajikistan: “The Pandemic Has Become a Convenient Tool for Tightening the Screws”

Tajik journalist Abdullo Gurbati was attacked again. The Ministry of Internal Affairs claimed that the attacked journalist was trying to “take advantage of others’ grief” and wanted to turn local residents against the government. At the same time, a number of Tajik journalists say that they also feel the increased pressure.
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12.06.20
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Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan: Coronavirus Aggravates Unemployment

Coronavirus pandemic has hit not only business, but the labour market of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. 

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“The authorities are not happy about this.” Two statistics on coronavirus in Tajikistan

Depending on their personal attitude to the pandemic, Tajik citizens can rely either on official or alternative data on COVID-19 mortality in the country.

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09.06.20
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Tajikistan: Dilemma Between Health and Survival

A month has passed since the presence of coronavirus has been officially recognized in Tajikistan, but despite the expectations of the population, a quarantine regime has not been introduced. From the restrictions, the authorities ordered secondary schools to be closed until August 16 and prohibited mass events.
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 “The authorities are not happy about this.” Two statistics on coronavirus in Tajikistan

Depending on their personal attitude to the pandemic, Tajik citizens can rely either on official or alternative data on COVID-19 mortality in the country.
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Kyrgyzstan: Travel Industry Relies on Compatriots

The industry will seemingly fail to earn 700 million dollars as was planned.  Workers in this sphere hope at least to cover current expenses by means of domestic tourists. If the latter have spare money for tourism. (more…)

08.06.20
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Infographics: How Has the Composition of the Parliament of Kazakhstan Changed Since 1999?

Experts are not confident that 30% quota for women and youth will significantly change the political agenda of Kazakhstan. In their opinion, it will function only nominally.
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Uzbekistan Gradually Lifts Quarantine. Residents Complain About Slow Pace

Uzbek authorities are gradually lifting quarantine restrictions, despite new cases of COVID-19 infection. They decided to revive the economy before it is too late. (more…)

Resumed Production in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: Violation of Rules, Fines and Closure of Facilities

Not all entrepreneurs in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan resumed work in good faith. However, despite the violation of sanitary standards, experts think the resumption of production is needed to mitigate consequences of the crisis. 

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04.06.20
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